eat an elephant one bite at a time

eat an elephant one bite at a time

To accomplish a large goal by doing smaller, cumulative tasks. When my kids are overwhelmed about projects for school, I always remind them that you can only eat an elephant one bite at a time. The computer company says that their next hardware revision will be a huge undertaking, but they're in no rush to get it to market. They know by now that you have to eat an elephant one bite at a time.
See also: bite, eat, elephant, one, time
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